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Broadway Bounty Hunter Will Close Off-Broadway

Broadway Bounty Hunter will end its run at Off-Broadway’s Greenwich House Theater August 18 after 48 performances. Previously seen at Barrington Stage Company, the new musical comedy from Tony nominee Joe Iconis, which opened July 23, stars Annie Golden as a down-on-her-luck actor whose career takes an unexpected turn when she is tasked with hunting down a dangerous drug lord.

Broadway Bounty Hunter features music and lyrics by Tony nominee Iconis (Smash, Be More Chill), who also co-wrote the book with Lance Rubin (Denton Little’s Deathdate) and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Be More Chill). The show is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (The Book of Mormon supervising associate director).

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Annie Golden and Cast Matthew Murphy

The New York premiere, produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper (Be More Chill) and Allison Bressi (Songbird), began performances July 9.

The cast also includes Alan H. Green (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Lazarus; Tony nominee Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) as Mac Roundtree; Emily Borromeo (School of Rock) as Shiro Jin; Badia Farha (School of Rock) as Sienna; Jasmine Forsberg (Love In Hate Nation at Penn State) as Cortnie/Indigo; Omar Garibay (Ghost the Musical) as Spark Plug/Director; Jared Joseph (Holler if Ya Hear Me) as Felipe; Christina Sajous (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Claudine Machine/Janessa; and Emilie Battle (Dear Evan Hansen at Second Stage) and Ian Coulter-Buford (national tour of After Midnight) as swings. Anne L. Nathan (Once, Sunday in the Park with George) performs the title role at Saturday matinees.

Rounding out the Broadway Bounty Hunter creative team are scenic designer Michael Schweikardt (Rags at Goodspeed), Tony-winning lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Assassins, Ragtime, Once On This Island), costume designer Sarafina Bush (Pass Over at LCT3), projection and video designer Brad Peterson (Junk, Oslo, Cats), sound designer Cody Spencer (Here Lies Love), music supervisor and orchestrator Charlie Rosen (Be More Chill), vocal arranger Joel Waggoner (Presto Change-o composer), music director Geoffrey Ko (Be More Chill, associate), artistic consultant Nehemiah Luckett (The TEAM’s Primer for a Failed Superpower), fight consultant Eric William Morris (King Kong), and associate director/choreographer Leonard Sullivan (The Book of Mormon). Production management is by Tinc Productions, stage manager is E. Sara Barnes, general manager is KGM Theatrical, with casting by Carrie Gardner CSA.

Co-producing the show are Marji and Kevin Finkel, Maxwell Haddad, Winston Hatta, The Schorr Family, August Laksa/Benjamin Nissen, The Nice Kids, Dara Paige Bloomfield/Peri Ganbarg, Gray Lady Entertainment/Marandi Entertainment, Cliff Hopkins, Phil Iconis, Megan Minutillo/Jen Sandler, Mia Moravis, Platypus Productions, Michelle Riley.

BWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed’s PASSING THROUGH in the Show’s Final Vlog!

Goodspeed Musicals is set to stage the inspiring new musical Passing Through this summer, and we’re getting an inside peek with an exclusive vlog series featuring the show’s cast and creative team. Check out the final episodebelow to hear from the show’s composerlyricist and book writer, Brett Ryback and Eric Ulloa all about the musical development of the show

Todd Almond Will Premiere Songs From Upcoming Musical at Joe’s Pub

Todd Almond, the singer-songwriter and actor known for Kansas City Choir Boy and Iowa, will return to Joe’s Pub August 1 at 7 PM. Almond will debut songs from his forthcoming musical IoO, a wild American romance written in collaboration with Obie-winning director Lisa Peterson.

In addition to his frequent Joe’s Pub concert performances, Almond has collaborated on three musical adaptations for the Public Theater’s Public Works initiative, writing music and lyrics for The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, and The Odyssey. Almond was featured in the large-scale productions at the Delacorte Theater.

Almond was also seen in the Public Theater’s sold-out engagement of The Girl From the North Country last fall. The new musical written by Conor McPherson and featuring the music of Bob Dylan will transfer to Broadway early next winter.

He received critical acclaim for Kansas City Choir Boy, his 2015 synth-pop song cycle co-starring Courtney Love; as well as the gay coming-of-age musical Girlfriend, inspired by Matthew Sweet’s 1991 breakup album. His works also include Iowa, A Separate Piece, On the Levee, People Like Us, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

His albums Mexico City and Memorial Day are currently available.

For tickets, priced $25, click here.

Watch Lauren Elder and Nick Adams Sing a Duet From Mary & Max

The third and final video featuring songs from the musical Mary and Max has been released.

Recent Falsettos tour star Nick Adams and upcoming Broadway Buskers performer Lauren Elder sing “I Found My Words Around You,” from a scene in which Damien confesses to Mary his love for her, sparking a romantic relationship.

Mary and Max has music and lyrics from Bobby Cronin and a book by Crystal Skillman. The show held its world premiere in 2018 at Theatre Calgary in Canada, starring Adams, Elder, and Anthony Galde (who plays Max). The music videos hail from Reel Artistry, a video production company for celebrities, artists, and creative brands.

READ: Mary and Max Musical Will Make European Premiere in November

The Book of Mormon Becomes the 14th Longest-Running Broadway Show

With the July 27 matinee, its 3,487th performance, The Book of Mormon becomes the 14th longest-running Broadway show in history, surpassing 42nd Street.

To celebrate, cast members filmed a special, tap-heavy homage to the earlier hit. Watch the video below.

The Book of Mormon continues performances at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. To become the 13th longest-running show, it will need to surpass the 4,092 performances of Miss Saigon.